Greg Amundson is the founder of Satvana Yoga in Pleasure Point, Krav Maga Santa Cruz and CrossFit Amundson in Santa Cruz, CA. Greg brings an electric combination of passion, credibility and real-world experience to his teaching of Warrior Yoga. Greg’s late father, Dr. Raymond Amundson, was a Doctor of Chiropractic, Pastor, Bodybuilder, Naval Officer, Deep Sea Diver, Champion Swimmer and world renowned Energetic Healer. His mother, Julianne, was a lifelong Teacher, Minister and Peace Corps Volunteer, who gained recognition for her volunteer work in Jordan, which took her life in 2011. From a very young age, Greg was indoctrinated into the culture of healing practices, leadership, spirituality and ministry.

In December 2001, Greg became a founding Athlete of the now famous and worldwide CrossFit fitness program, and was personally mentored in the methodology of CrossFit by the Founder of CrossFit, “Coach” Greg Glassman. That same year, Greg became one of the first American Law Enforcement Officers to begin an advanced course of study in Krav Maga, the Israeli Military method of Hand to Hand Combat. Greg’s mentor in Krav Maga was former Director of FORCE Training Londale Theus, who was the first American Law Enforcement Officer certified to teach Krav Maga. In 2004, Greg completed the rigorous Lead Advanced Krav Maga FORCE Instructor Program, and joined the team at Krav Maga Worldwide FORCE Division. Greg has been teaching CrossFit and Krav Maga for over sixteen years, and has instructed, lectured, lead seminars and conducted workshops, for an estimated (and conservative) ten-thousand hours. Greg has been referred to by his peers as a “Shihan” and “Sensi” (meaning Master Teacher) and “Coach”.

Greg learned the fundamentals of Asana, Pranayma, and mediation, from his father Raymond, who taught his patients these skills to assist in spinal health and spiritual alignment. Greg was the first CrossFit Coach to advocate for a spiritual practice within CrossFit, and devised a specific warm-up involving Yoga, Chi Gong, Tai Chi and breathing exercises to ensure safety and capacity in CrossFit workouts.

In October 2011, during the infamous SEALFIT Kokoro Camp, Greg began an advanced course of study in Warrior Yoga (now known as “Kokoro Yoga”) with SEALFIT and Warrior Yoga Founder Commander Mark Divine of the US Navy SEALS. Greg is a certified advanced teacher of Warrior Yoga and a graduate and personal friend of Rolf Gates and Gates Yoga Enterprise.

Greg’s unique Government career, spanning over fourteen years and involving such duties as SWAT with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Agent with the Border Enforcement Security Taskforce, to his experiences as a US Army Captain where he instructed Leadership, CrossFit, Yoga, and Hand to Hand Combat at the US Army Officer Candidate School, affords him an unparalleled perspective on combined physical and spiritual practices. Greg is also an Ordained Minister, highly respected lecturer and teacher on such topics as Universal Law, Leadership, Warrior Spirit, and Gods Love.